Becoming Astrid

Becoming Astrid

DVD - 2019 | Swedish
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Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for storytelling to reconnect with her child.
Publisher: Chicago, IL :, Music Box Films,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE BEC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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readyrisa
Dec 24, 2019

Wow! I grew up loving reading and watching Pipi Longstocking and I just learned about her AMAZING life! No wonder Pipi was so amazing! After watching this, I wanna watch and read Pipi again and I will! Hooray for the library!

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ms_mustard
Nov 22, 2019

I've never read any of her books but I greatly enjoyed this bio-pic of the early life of Astrid Lindgren - the eldest, feisty daughter in a religiously conservative family who strained against family and community strictures
beautiful cinematography

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misatim
Nov 04, 2019

A true story well told

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ooppii
Sep 12, 2019

Very well made movie and excellent performance by Alba August. Such a talented young actor. The whole movie just feels like real; really great production and performance from all. I hope there'd be a part 2 in the near future.

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harimau1
Aug 05, 2019

Really worthwhile watching this movie which depicts the struggles of a single mother trying to raise her son single handed especially during the early 1900 Children need love lots of it and they will grow up to be good and normal individuals. I admire Astrid's strong maternal instincts and her desire to make sure that her son will be accepted by her family

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SAPL454
Jul 12, 2019

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A beautifully told family tale that is full of compassion and daring!

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atfrancis
Jul 02, 2019

The inspiring beautifully told backstory of the author Astrid Lindgren.

suzannethomas May 10, 2019

I love biopics and the Library has recently received some good ones: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Green Book”, “Colette” and this gem, “Becoming Astrid”, which tells a part of Astrid Lindgren’s story, the creator of beloved Pippi Longstocking. Set in Sweden in the 1920’s, when free-spirited Astrid is 19 years old, the film depicts a turbulent time that will inform the woman and writer she will become.

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taypat
May 04, 2019

Beautiful film, excellent story and very well acted. Highly recommended.

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LarryStonebridge
May 02, 2019

Outstanding film! Casting, acting, screenplay, cinematography are all excellent!

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